Self-portrait is a very common subject among painters since the early Renaissance. And of course, it is a frequent subject among women artists too, as the most evident example we have Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits. But today, I want to share with you the first self-portraits created by women. Self-portrait by Caterina van Hemessen, 1548 The… Continue reading First self-portraits painted by women
I am so happy to announce that this month we start something new on the blog: an interview section with a contemporary artists. And in this first interview I want to introduce you to the photographer Caterina Notte, whose career has begun in the 2000’s in the Rome galleries, while she was studying Economics at… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist Caterina Notte
Lucretia was a matron in the history and mythology of Rome. She had an important role in the shaping of the Roman Kingdom into the Roman Republic. Her husband was Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, he was one of the leaders of the revolution that came up as a result of his wife’s death. Although there are… Continue reading Lucretia
Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot, in English Room 202, Hôtel du Pavot by the surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning, is an artificial room illuminated by a pale light and decorated with carpet/tweed, floral wallpaper, false panelling and wood. I had the pleasure to see this installation at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, two years ago at… Continue reading Chambre 202, Hôtel du Pavot by Dorothea Tanning
Rachel Ruysch was a Dutch still-life painter, specialised in flowers. She had a very successful career that spanned over six decades and is due to this that she became the best documented woman painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Portrait of Rachel Ruysch by Godfried Schalcken Ruysch was born in The Hague. Her father was… Continue reading Who was Rachel Ruysch?